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Old 03-23-2010, 02:30 PM
 
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As reported on the Boston Globe the NFL comp committe has changed the OT format for the playoffs only.

The NFL has passed 2010 Playing Rule Proposal No. 8 -- Otherwise known as modified overtime.

The new OT system will only apply to the playoffs for now. In essence, it keeps a team from winning a game by taking the opening kickoff in overtime, driving a short field, and simply kicking a field goal. The team that wins the coin toss is able to win the game with a touchdown on the first possession of overtime. A field goal would allow the other team to get one possession to tie the game or win it with a touchdown.
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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I only wish they would've gone further and made it true for touchdowns as well - give each team a drive to prove their worth. If Team 1 scores a TD, Team 2 would have to also - or lose.
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:09 PM
 
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Terrible terrible news for the nfl.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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I like it.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:19 PM
 
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Great ruling. Now people can't blame a loss in OT entirely on a coin flip of chance.
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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Great ruling. Now people can't blame a loss in OT entirely on a coin flip of chance.
Really? A TD on the first posession still wins it

If your arguement is "at least the defense gets a chance," they did in the old system too, just with a shorter field. This is simply the NFL bending to pressure put on them by asshats from ESPN and the sports media, what a shame.
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:28 AM
 
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Great ruling. Now people can't blame a loss in OT entirely on a coin flip of chance.

Here is what I find sad. Of every game thats been in OT only 23.3% of them end with a FG on the 1st possesion. Thats less than 1 in 4. Was there a need for a change with those numbers?
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
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they should do it like College rules. Make it more fair and equal
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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would there be an advantage to electing to kick-off?
  • I would presume that receiving a punt (after holding the receiving team) would result in better field position than the initial team would receive, at that point a field goal would win, yes?
  • If the receiving team does score a field goal, the initial kicking team would then be in 4-down-mode and actually be able to run more plays, at least up to the point in which they move into reasonable field goal range.
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:21 PM
 
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would there be an advantage to electing to kick-off?
  • I would presume that receiving a punt (after holding the receiving team) would result in better field position than the initial team would receive, at that point a field goal would win, yes?
  • If the receiving team does score a field goal, the initial kicking team would then be in 4-down-mode and actually be able to run more plays, at least up to the point in which they move into reasonable field goal range.
you might be right.

Belichick would kick it every time.
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